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Russia As It Once Was

I’m sure you know by now that I love history and I love Russia, so therefore Russian history is one of the best things ever, in my opinion. 192 more words


Review: On beauty in exile

Masterfully researched and beautifully illustrated, Beauty in Exile by Alexandre Vassiliev is no ordinary book. It is a true testament to the spirt of thousands and thousands of Russian emigres that, having fled the horrors of Revolution and Civil War in their homeland, managed to reinvent their lives and conquer the world of art and fashion. 318 more words


Prokudin-Gorskii: Faces Of A Vanished World

The hauntingly captivating photographs of chemist-photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) provide a fascinating glimpse into the sights and faces of a vanished world – the vast and varied Russian Empire just before World War I and the coming revolution. 316 more words

Central Asia

The Man Who Would Be Stalin

Vladimir Putin has delusions of being Joseph Stalin. (Not Adolf Hitler; that’s wrong on several levels.)

Addressing the Duma Thursday, he blamed all Russia’s problems on the West. 178 more words


The Battle of All Time ~ A guest post by Erik Von Norden

Erik Von Norden joins The Freelance History Writer with a delightful summary of how the world arrived at the current yearly calendar. Erik is a practicing attorney living in the north woods of Vermont, USA. 1,053 more words

Early Modern History

Tsarist Symbol Returns To Winter Palace

My friends, this story makes me so happy. You probably know by now that I am an ardent admirer of all things imperial Russia, so the news that the double-headed eagle that used to grace the tower at the Winter Palace, St. 145 more words